Distinguished Lecture Series: Joseph Levine (UMass Amherst)
Please note: “Meet the Speaker” for Mind & Brain doctoral students:
7 June, 10.00, Lounge (first floor, next to Cafeteria) (also joined by Louise Antony who will speak on 11 June)
Abstract: In the past two decades we’ve seen a number of naturalistic theories of consciousness developed. Philosophers have appealed to various computational and neural implementation features to explain conscious experience, such as higher-order representation, global broadcast, attentional mechanisms, and first-order perceptual representation. Yet, I maintain, an explanatory gap persists. I attempt to identify just where the gap is located, and then draw some speculative consequences concerning the relation between the computational brain and the conscious mind.
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